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be was likely to face. and anticipating an obama win that night, there was some prescience about the use of the filibuster to block consideration of things. said tonight we will get some historic perspective. i have had the good fortune to read a lot of kevin mattson's books and he is a wonderful historian of post-war liberalism. he tells it in ways that are very perceptive. he avoids fashionable trends to make sure he gets underneath things, so he is not a revisionist. and he writes about other periods as well, including participatory democracy and the progressive era, and upton sinclair. i am sure many of you have read the jungle and we are all too young to remember, and poverty in california his gubernatorial campaign but kevin, kevin provides a rich, rich history of 20th century american history in the context of our larger scheme of things. so let's welcome kevin mattson and "just plain dick." [applause] >> the thanks for that wonderful introduction. it's always a pleasure to be a politics and prose, one of my favorite places to be. what i will do is talk for a little while and obvi
would be was likely to face, and anticipating an obama win that night, there was some pr pressscience of the filibuster used to block things i've had the good fortune to read 0 lot of kevin mattson's books and he is a wonderful history yap of postwar liberalism. he tells it in ways that are very perceptive. he avoids the fashionable trends to make sure he gets underneath things. so he is not a revisionist. and he writes about other periods as well. including par tis par -- partic- and upton sinclair, and you've read though o'judge" and we're all too young to remember "end poverty in california," but kevin provides a rich, rich, history of 20th century american history in the context of our larger scheme of things. so, let's welcome kevin mattson and "just plain dick. ." [applause] >> thanks for that wonderful introduction and always a pressure to be at "politics and prose" one of my favorite places to be. what i'll do is talk for a while and then obviously be eager to entertain questions that you might have about the book. and about its relationship to contemporary politics or what ha
been held by president obama. >> so far, not exactly the way the night that i think that romney would hope for. >> ohio. president barack obama remains president of the united states for a second term. >> the romney family has chosen to give back to america to public service. that is the legacy that we honor and applaud tonight. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction but the nation chose another leader and so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. thank you and god bless america! >>> coming up in our next hour, from the gettysburg address to the passage of the 13th ae amendment, we'll go inside the movie "lincoln," which has more nominations than any other movie this year. >> we have director steven spielberg here and doris kearns goodman. they will join us in the next hour. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank
with president obama's performance in the first debate. the president was really off his game that night in denver. so, well, the very next night, i had to give liberals some hope during a postgame news conference. >> all right. not a good night. we didn't play very well. unusual for us. we're a hell of a team. we got a long way to go. i know you're not happy. i heard the fans. i heard it. and you're hearing it from me. we're better than that. >> what about your point guard? >> point card is fine. obama is great. that's why we recruited him in 2007. he is a hell of a player. we won championships with him before. we're going to win begin. >> coach, there going to be a lineup? >> no there is not going to be a lineup change. look, did he turn the ball over? yes. did he throw the ball out of bounds? yes. he missed a few layups, but he is still my guy. we're not changing the lineup. i told you guys when you started covering this team in the year earl year, this is a long road. i don't know about playing in altitude. the kid seemed pretty good before the game we thought we would play very well
loyal to the opening words of the declaration of independence. i never believed president barack obama had a second term in the bag. the night of his first debate with governor romney i thought that he was on his way out of town, be he wasn't. his vice president outbattled his rival. the president himself came back to show that he was not a man to be taken down twice. most important, he got some breaks. the supreme court upheld health care. the jobless rate dropped below 8%. mitt romney out on a limb trying to be something he isn't, a right wing simple on the. we look forward to a new year and a administration with a significantly progressive president. americ
commentary on election night, quote, a couple of hours before president obama was declared the vick toy bill o'reilly offered his explanation why mitt romney was about to lose because it's a changing country it's not a traditional america anymore. in case anyone might be confused about the meaning of traditional, he elaborated, white establishment is now minority. in other words, the problem was too many voters of color. how vile. how vile. in other words, you pinheads have no right to lie about me by putting fabricated words in my mouth. that's not what i said. you disgrace the journalism industry. you seek to demonize anyone who disagrees with your far left view. am i being clear enough? the white establishment no longer dominates the political field in america. that is crystal clear. i don't lament that. i'm not pining for a return to calvin coolidge, i just reported it, but for crazed ideologues, that's inconsequence. they summed up saying, quote, it's encouraging that many republicans are repudiating and contemptuous, contemptible o'reilly-mitt romney world view. here is what's really c
to the assurance that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: president obama praised the senate agreement and urged the house to act without delay. capitol hill is quiet right now after an unprecedented late night. normally these halls would stay empty on new year's day but both the house and senate are in session with billions of dollars in spending cuts and tax increases on the rise. lawmakers missed the january 1st deadline but the bill will be retroactive. many taxpayers across the nation are frustrated that lawmakers waited so long to act. >> the whole system is flawed. it's terrible that it takes this long to get something done. >> it's been frustrating. >> reporter: if the measure becomes law, it will be the first significant bipartisan tax increase since 1990. the deal also would extend unemployment benefits and it would also prevent a spike in milk prices. live on capitol hill, danielle nottingham. frank, back to you. >> danielle, what if the house approves this today? what's the process and when will we, if we do feel an effect, the public that is, anyway? >> reporter:
a- because the house adjourned monday night and will reconvene new year's day. vice presidentbiden went to the hill earlier in the day to meet. >> earlier president obama had harsh words. >> if they think i will finish the job in spebding cuts -- spending cuts alone they've got another thing coming. >> the deal will increase estate tax and bring back clinton era tax cuts. fromhouse holds earning 250 thousand dollars a year reportedly to those making 4 hundred and 50 thousand dollars. frustratedrepublicans say while the deal will probably pass, it's not ideal. >> i personally don't like it because i think we're kicking the can down the road and not addressing the real crisis in the country which was not the fiscal cliff, it's a debts crisis. >> the spending cuts that were a sticking point are now postponed for two months at least. >> much more to come on this. stay with abc2 news for late breaking details out of washington. when we're not on the air you can get updates on abc2news.com. you can also find a guide on what the deal could mean for your wallet. if youhaven't checked
today to the assurances their taxes won't go up $2200 each. >> reporter: president obama praised the senate agreement and urged the house to act without delay. capitol hill is quiet right now after an unprecedented late night. normally these halls would stay empty on new year's day but both the house and senate are in session with billions of dollars in spending cuts and tax increases on the line. lawmakers missed the january 1 deadline but the bill will be retroactive. many taxpayers across the nation are frustrated lawmakers waited so long to act. >> the whole system is flawed. it's terrible that it takes this long to get something done that affects so many people. >> it has been a very frustrating process. >> reporter: if the measure becomes law, it will be the first significant bipartisan tax increase since 1990. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >> the bill as it is written also keeps the alternative minimum tax for the wealthy from hitting millions of middle- class families. >>> a seven-vehicle accident closed both directions of new york avenue and bladensburg road
night. and we were not alone in doing so. president obama's supporters were surprised when the president didn't mention romney's 47% remarks in the first debate. but president obama made up for the later in the second debate, on the final question when romney could not respond, president obama got the final say on the 47%. >> when he said behind closed doors that 47% of the country consider themselves victims? who refuse personal responsibility? think about who he was talking about. folks on social security who have worked all their lives. veterans, who sacrificed for this country. students, who are out there trying to hopefully advance their own dreams but also this country's dreams. soldiers who are overseas fighting for us right now. people who are working hard every day, paying payroll tax, gas taxes, but don't make enough income. and i want to fight for them. that is what i have been doing for the last four years, because if they succeed i believe the country succeeds. >> there is a lot more coming up in the next half hour of "the ed show." stay tuned. >> i just have to say what we
's facing on the left over this deal? >> i think there certainly was some concern especially last night when the details were just coming out and a number of people on the left were saying this is not a good deal. we didn't get the tax margin we wanted. remember president obama campaigned saying he wanted to raise taxes on those making $250,000 or more. this legislation raises taxes on individuals making $400,000 or more and $450,000 for couples. it is not exactly what he campaigned on. you heard some voices from the left coming out and saying, they're concerned that ultimately this is going to lead to steep cuts in important programs. and you heard president obama come out yesterday and say, look. this is not perfect. part of the reason why he came out yesterday by the way, mara, was not just to pressure republicans to sign off on this deal but also to pressure democrats. sort of preempting some of that criticism that the white house and democrats wound up getting late last night when the details of this deal started to emerge. i think there was concern before the senate voted last night bu
are going to go up next year also. >> maybe. >> taxes. >> president obama has never said anyone of those thing. >> happy new year. thank you very much. thank you very much. appreciate it. the night continues head over to cnbc.com for the latest. happy new year everybody and all of 2012. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. [ male announcer ] how could switchgrass in argentina, change engineering in dubai, aluminum production in south africa, and the aerospace industry in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with con
. i think it was well inside him. you had a feeling president obama was reaching almost to that point. i still think at that memorial service, it wasn't the night for anger, the night for con sulation. but anger should probably come forward for public officials in weeks ahead. there's room for it in public life because it also moneylizes people as sorrow and good words do. >> no doubt about it. there's nothing wrong with and nothing more powerful than righteous anger when used at appropriate times. i would say certainly in a movie used at an appropriate time as it was in lincoln's life. if this is not the appropriate time for politicians to be righteous in their anger at the state of things, i don't know when is. if not now when? >> doris kearns goodwin, thank you so much. you will also be in our next segment. >> that's exciting. >> a videotape. >>> and doris and jon meacham and the civil war in pennsylvania. next on "morning joe." >> announcer: did you know there are secret black market websites around the world that sell stolen identities? >> 30-year-old american man, excellent cred
the president's aides would like the house to take up the bill today, that could allow mr. obama to return to hawaii where you point out his family has been since before christmas. mr. obama left hawaii late the night after christmas of the he has been here ever since, even though it was vice president biden who eventually worked out the deal with senate republican leader mitch mcconnell. aides haven't announced whether the president will return, but if he did he could get a couple more days with his wife and daughters and a couple more rounds of golf. the president can sign the legislation in hawaii. that is not the issue but the appearance might not be good if he returns to hawaii before the matter is resolved. the spending fight begins anew soon after his inauguration when he has to ask congress to extend the nation's debt ceiling, rick. rick: it never ends. wendell goler live in front of the white house. wendell, thanks. heather: and more now on the fallout from the fiscal cliff deal as we take a look at the major players on both side of the aisle and figure out the winners and the los
or four weeks ago on the election night at ole miss. one newspaper reporter called it a race riot, a racist riot, occurring. it was not that. anti-obama, pro-romney students came out onto the campus and demonstrated. it's their right. they can do that against a result of an election and a handful of students were screaming out racial slurs. putting that in context, the next day three times that amount of people showed up for a candlelight ceremony protesting the incident of the night before. so mississippi was, mississippi is, is moving on. but yes you are right. there is more and more they should come out and talk about it. so you get a balanced picture. their view of the south may not be the correct one today. it's not just a bunch of rioters throwing bricks. thank you. >> henry, could you talk a little more about the special security details that you had following your initial -- and i would assume -- you are chosen for that. did you know why you were chosen for that? >> yeah, thank you. i was the lead in my battalion from ft. dix new jersey, to go down to oxford. we were not p
, and also these automatic spending cuts. if what ever the senate passed last night is approved by the house, that means they're back at this in a couple of months. what do you think about the prospects of a president obama being able to hold his ground that? caller: i do not think he will. if he gave up four hundred $50,000 this round, what else will he give up? you are going to have to put social security and medicare on the table. host: you differ from other democrats, who say, do not touch social security. caller: i look at it like this -- everybody has to have shared sacrifice. it has to be shared or else it will not work. host: joe in missouri, an independent color. caller: i have two questions -- is this supposed to last for five years? this bill? host: there are some provisions that last for five years. the tax credits as part of the stimulus -- caller: why would they do it for five years, because we got stuck with the ten-year deal with bush? if something comes up, he will change it. -- will they change it? host: that is a good question. we will have to call lawmakers on the show to
a great night. green cars seem to be all the rage at the car shows every year, but they are not catching on with consumers despite president obama's dream of a million electric vehicles on the road by 2012, and 2011, only only 18,000 units sold, that's a bummer. in tonight's top five, the best selling electric cars in the u.s. so far this year, number five, ford focus electric. now, through august of this year, ford sld fewer than 200 of the vehicles. they didn't reach the lots until may. four, the mitts bee shy, sales up 400% to a whopping 403 cars. knee san, number one se l
averted the fiscal cliff passing a bill early this morning. now president obama is calling on the house to pass it without delay. the deal avoids tax hikes and spending cuts that were to go into effect at midnight. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is spending a second night in a new york hospital. she's being treated for a blood clot that formed in her head. doctors expect her to make a full recovery. >>> investigators say it could be at least a month before they know what caused a bus to crash in oregon that killed nine people. the charter bus was returning to canada when it plunged down an embankment sunday. survivors say people were thrown from the vehicle through broken windows. when the bus stopped, terrified passengers looked around for loved ones. >>> with five days left as governor of north carolina, beverly perdue has issued full pordens of the so-called wilmington ten. nine black men and one white woman were wrongly convicted 40 years ago for the fire bombing of a white-owned grocery store in wilmington. they denied any roll in the fire bombing but were sentenced to pris
joins us now, what you hearing? >> reporter: well, i can tell you, sources say that president obama is waiting to hear what happens in that meeting, that the vice president is happening right now with the democratic leaders. he has monitored the negotiations all night long. he has reached out to majority leader reid, and nancy pelosi, to sign off. they gave it. so the white house right now feeling quite confident about this agreement that has been reached. of course, we're talking about the opposition that has been emerging from the left, including labor leaders, he says it is not good enough, why? because the tax rates are not the ones that president obama campaigned on. remember the president campaigned saying that he wanted to see taxes going up on those making $250,000 or more. this of course raises taxes on people making $400,000 or more, if you're single, $450,000 for a couple. so folks on the left saying this is not good enough. but the white house, mitch mcconnell, vice president joe biden believes it is a good deal because it represents compromise on all sides. i also spoke
well into the night with the vote coming at 2:00 in the morning. as you said, the vote -- the bill passed 89-8. shortly after the vote, president obama said while neither decembers nor republicans got everything they wanted, this agreement is the right thing to do for our country and the house should pass it without delay. now, house speaker john boehner and his leadership team say they need it review the bill before putting it up for a vote. that could happen late today or perhaps wednesday. in the deal approved by the tonight, income tax rates will stay the same for most americans. individuals making $400,000 and couples making $450,000 will see their taxes rise. the planned $24 billion in spending cuts to defense and domestic programs, they've been delayed just two months. senators say it is a less than perfect plan but it is a start. >> we don't think taxes should be going up on anyone but we all knew, if we did nothing, they would be going up on everyone today. we weren't going to let that happen. each of us could spend the rest of the week discussing what a perfect solution w
, stand by. we're going to kristen welker at the white house. >> i can tell you that president obama called majority leader reid and also pelosi over at the house, and they both agreed with this deal that we have been discussing throughout the night, this deal that would allow tax cuts to expire on those making $400,000 or more and $450,000 or more for couples, as well as extend unemployment insurance benefits. and it would stave off the sequester for two months through a combination of tax cuts -- or tax hikes i should say, those tax hikes that i just mentioned, as well as spending cuts. so those are the broad parameters of the deal. and again, president obama tonight calling harry reid, nancy pelosi to make sure that they both signed off on this deal, which they have. so now we have the vice president who is just arriving at the hill. he is going to sit down with the democratic caucus, sell this deal to the caucus, answer their questions, answer their concerns. but, again, the broad outlines of the deal have been agreed upon by all the major players who are involved in this. of cou
did not occur in the past four years when president obama became president. our deficit problem started with many presidents before, even back to reagan's time. and let me say this. i feel the decision that was made last night -- and mitch mcconnell said it was an imperforate decision -- in perfect decision. therefore, that tells me that they must be so, exhausted with this. for them to address this in another month or two is not good strategy. it is like someone with cancer, for instance, and the doctor knows he's got a cancer and he will just put it on hold and address the problem later when the cancer has gotten worse. they had two years to address the problem and have waited until now it should have been addressed when it was still fresh. host: the "washington *" reports this morning how we got here. general, farmingdale, new york, republican caller. caller: i have to agree completely with my democrat friend who just called in. this is not about a democrat issue or republican issue. we borrow 40 cents on every dollar and that is affecting our children that is -- and that is
financing through new year's day. >> with the u.s. senate last night in washington passing a solution to the so-called fiscal cliff, it all comes down to what happens next in the house of representatives. president obama issuing a statement this morning saying, juliet? >> while neither democrats nor republicans got everyone they wanted, this agreement is the right thing to do with our country and the house should pass it without delay. is the house likely going to pass it without delay, or pass it period? the chief congressional correspondent for the "washington examiner" joins us now. good morning, my dear. thank you very much for waking up early today. we especially appreciate it today. let's get right to it. what do you think is going to happen with the house? >> they'll gavel in today and they'll discuss the deal. and i think what it will boil down to is a deal that attracts a lot of democrats and some republicans. they need at least two dozen republicans, maybe more, depending on whether they lose a few democrats who don't like that higher tax threshold passed last night in the s
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